I can’t believe it’s already the middle of January! It seems like yesterday we were on a trip to Nicaragua to begin drilling our first water well at Project Samuel Latin America. Upon arrival, we found that in order to drill this well, the team would be using an artificial mud instead of air because of the stability of the soil. The problem was they didn’t have the luxury of a machine to do the mixing and they had to mix it by hand. After two days of mixing, we were finally ready to start drilling our well. I believe the Lord began to expand my patience on this trip and I learned a lot more about building a project in a third world country. As I write this, they are still drilling the well, due to mechanical and geological difficulties. I speak to the engineer daily and we hope to have good news soon.
While all this is going on we haven’t wasted any time, that’s the beauty of technology. Last week Timothy and I attended a two-day project management seminar to further educate and grow ourselves. A few of the main focuses of this seminar were managing multiple projects and time management. We took away very valuable information that will help us bring Relationships for Christ Ministries and Project Samuel to the next level. This week we have been preparing and working on the future plans for Phase One of construction in Nicaragua using some of the new skills and techniques we have learned from the seminar. I’m very thankful for a leader and a ministry that is constantly growing and developing their leaders and giving them the tools they need to succeed.